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May 5, 2024 18:56:07   #
dannac wrote:
Tried the image below 3 different ways in PSE 2024.

Guided Edits - Special Edits - Perfect Landscape
Guided Edits - Special Edits - Replace Background
Advanced - Select Menu - Sky

The fastest and most accurate by far was
Guided Edits - Special Edits - Perfect Landscape
... though you have to use one of PSE’s built skies.

... and most would benifit from sending the image to Advanced mode and making adjustments to the layer mask PSE auto created.

You could then take it a step further by using that layer mask ( inverted ) and moving the subject to your own sky image.

Below image quickly done in Guided Edits - Special Edits - Perfect Landscape
Tried the image below 3 different ways in PSE 2024... (show quote)


Thank you again Dannac, I am going to use the Perfect Landscape method until I learn how to use layers.
Mike
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May 4, 2024 21:21:14   #
dannac wrote:
Hunh ... have no answer for why you do not see those folders.

I did put one of my skies into the “Replace Background” folder, but is not recognized by the program ... and think it has to do with those txt and jsn files. They would need to be edited to include that new image.

You would also have to create a thumbnail of that new image at correct size, so it would show in the guided edit - replace background dialog.

I don’t feel it’s worth the trouble ... when you can easily add your own sky while using advanced mode.

Just choose sky or background from the Select menu dropdown in advanced mode.
Hunh ... have no answer for why you do not see tho... (show quote)


I think you are right,I'll just add my own skies in the advanced mode!! thanks, Mike
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May 4, 2024 16:29:55   #
dannac wrote:
I have PSE 2024 on a Win 10 machine.

Folder location you asked about is :

C:\\Program Data\Adobe\Photoshop Elements\24.0\Required\GuidedEdits\Replace Background
or
C:\\Program Data\Adobe\Photoshop Elements\24.0\Required\GuidedEdits\Perfect Landscape

The folders also hold 1 text file and 2 jsn files.
To use your own sky images, when using “Guided Edits”, you would have to edit those files.

In guided edits ... Perfect Landscape has a good variety of skies to choose from.
I have PSE 2024 on a Win 10 machine. br br Folder... (show quote)


Hi Dannac, Thanks for your reply. I can get to Program Data\Adobe\Photoshop Elements\24.0\Required\GuidedEdits But there is no folder for either "Replace Background or Perfect Landscape'
Not sure what I am doing wrong. I expected those 2 folders to contain the various Adobe sky folders in there to pick from and I could add several of my own skies.
Thanks for your help, I feel like I'm getting close!! Mike
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May 3, 2024 12:04:12   #
Judy795 wrote:
Although I don’t use Elements or PS much, I find it way easier to use Sky Replacement in PS instead.


From what I have read about PS sky replacement, I believe you are correct, but Elements 2024 and Luminar Neo do what I need to do for right now. Thank You, Mike
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May 2, 2024 12:36:30   #
Thanks to all that replied. I have used the standard way to add skies in Elements 2024, but was hoping there was an easy way to add my own skies similar to the way it is done in Luminar Neo, I have not yet worked with layers and masks, but will need to learn!! Thanks again for all your help!! Mike
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May 1, 2024 16:27:49   #
Linda From Maine wrote:
If you don't want to work with layers in Advanced module, try this:

Use GUIDED EDITS - special edits - replace background.

Select what you want to keep, click choose new background, import a photo.

User cahale (above) has what sounds like an excellent workaround; I couldn't find the folder of PSE skies in a quick search, but you might look into that further.


Thanks Linda, it does work, but I need to work harder on selecting the background! User Cahale has a similar method to Luminar Neo and I'm hoping that there is a way to simply 'add' my skies to the available choices in Elements 2024. Thank you!!
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May 1, 2024 16:24:43   #
cahale wrote:
Find out what format the stock templates are. Then convert your skies to that format and use some of the existing names in the stock folder after changing the name of those files to something else so as not to lose them. eg. existing file "nightsky1.xxx" to "nightsky1b.xxx."


Do you know where the stock folders are? I have looked in the program folder and do not see any folder with a name that would indicate where they are located. Thanks!!
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May 1, 2024 15:46:37   #
cahale wrote:
Find out what format the stock templates are. Then convert your skies to that format and use some of the existing names in the stock folder after changing the name of those files to something else so as not to lose them. eg. existing file "nightsky1.xxx" to "nightsky1b.xxx."


This is along the lines that I was hoping for. I also use Luminar Neo and there is a simple way to add your own skies.
Not sure where exactly to look for where Elements 'stores' its skies, but will give it a try. Thanks!!
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May 1, 2024 15:42:11   #
My apologies, should have worded the title better.
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May 1, 2024 11:50:32   #
Is there a way to add your own skies to a picture in PS Elements 2024. I have found ways to do that in earlier versions, but they do not seem to work in the latest version.
Thanks, Mike
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